Level 1 Information

Updated: 22 September 2020

What does Level 1 mean for the University of Waikato?

  • Nothing changes for the rest of B Trimester and our plans around end-of-trimester assessment in place of exams stay the same.
  • We will continue providing online options and face-to-face teaching for students (see below).
  • We will keep operating contact tracing and increased cleaning around our campuses.
  • There will be more flexibility with events held on campus.
  • If you’re sick, stay home and keep up good and regular hygiene.

Teaching and class information

  • Teaching and classes remain the same. If for any reason you can’t come to campus, you won’t miss out as we will continue to offer options for learning online.
  • You can continue to attend your tutorials, workshops, seminars, and lab classes face-to-face. But if you can’t, in most cases, you will still be able to access these online.
  • Lecture material will continue to be recorded for students to access remotely and flexibly. 
  • Remote learning will be done mostly using Zoom, and you will be able to do so at the same time as your class is taking place on campus. You will also have the option of accessing a recording if unable to join in at the scheduled time. If it is not possible to record these sessions, an alternative activity will be offered.
  • Almost all assessments will be conducted online. Exams in most subject areas will be replaced with alternative assessments and/or online, open-book tests.

Contact tracing continues

  • At Level 1 please continue to Check In Before You Step In or use the NZ Covid Tracer App around campus.
  • Please be aware that The University QR codes are not compatible with the NZ Covid Tracer app - you can use either one or both systems.
  • If you have questions about the QR systems on campus, we have a Q&A you can take a look at.

Campus operations

  • Campus operations are business as usual with access to University facilities available as normal such as computer labs, the Library, UniRec and retail outlets including cafes.
  • We have good processes in place with contact tracing, increased cleaning of shared areas and provision of hand sanitiser around campus which will continue at Level 1.

Masks/face coverings

  • In Auckland, face coverings will still be required on public transport and on planes to, from or through Auckland.
  • For the rest of New Zealand, face coverings will no longer be mandatory on public transport but are encouraged on planes and public transport.

Regional bus transport and Kaimai Shuttle services

  • Students and staff who use the University’s regional bus transport services and the Kaimai Shuttle are no longer required to wear a mask or face covering on board, but you are welcome to continue to do so if you wish.

Support services

Our support services for students will be available both on campus and remotely, depending on your needs. Find out more here.